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Short Course

Saturday, June 24, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Practical Slope Stability for Surface Mines

This class presents material important to maintaining stable slopes at surface coal mines. In order to keep miners safe and comply with MSHA ground control plan requirements, it is important to understand why slopes fail and what types of failures may be involved. Slope stability requirements are important from the early stages of mine design and throughout the operating life of the surface mine. During operation the potential impact of changing conditions on slope stability must be recognized early and the necessary analyses performed to insure stable slopes from the start rather than having to react after failure has occurred. This presentation will discuss factors that influence slope stability, the impact of water, effect of material types and geological structure, recognizing potential instability early, and designing stable slopes in a mining environment. The course will be presented by Lyall Workman and Mike Haggerty with Barr Engineering, and is based on thirty five years solving slope stability problems at surface coal mines.

What’s Included: Breakfast, lunch, course materials and professional development credits. Register online at www.rmcmi.org or with the registration form in this booklet.

Cost: $400 if attending conference; $450 for short course only.